AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Denies Musa


Super Eagles German manager Gernot Rohr have been heavily censured and scrutinized after it was reported that the gaffer could hand captain Ahmed Musa a surprise call up for Super Eagles upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lessoto later in the month.

Musa inclusion remains dicey as fans and so many high profile sporting personality have called for the exclusion of the Eagles captain from the upcoming matches as he is yet to find himself a club.

However Rohr, in an interview with BBC Sport Africa, has debunked news on the possibility of including Musa in the squad to face Benin and Lesotho for this month Africa qualifiers.

“It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out at West Brom but I believe Musa will find another club soon.

“He has the ambition to get back as quickly as he can to play football again at club level.

“Musa made a great impact for us in big matches like against Iceland in Russia, that is a reminder of the ability he has.

“I have no doubt he can discover his best form, the happiness and joy to play again. This will be good for us because we can get to see that impact in our squad,” he told BBC.

The Super Eagles will file out against Benin Republic in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday 27th March 2021 before hosting Lesotho three days later in Lagos for the final qualifying match.


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